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Management works: children are human resources, too.

Management works: children are human resources, too.

Children, like ourselves, respond to the same kinds of motivation we ourselves do – and, whether or not you’re currently in the workforce, chances are very good you HAVE been. ... If you try taking a management-style approach to children’s behavior, you’ll find yourself concentrating on the behavior, and not the child.
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Celebrate: American Fourth of July

Celebrate: American Fourth of July

While we prepare barbecues, ready our flags, and make red, white and blue cakes, the American Fourth of July is a great teachable moment for parents to let our children know how many other nations also celebrate an Independence Day.
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Make your own silly putty

Make your own silly putty

THIS recipe, however, is MUCH easier on the carpet - and the furniture, and the bedding ... and best of all, is something you can do with your kids.
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Make your own milk paint.

Make your own milk paint.

This recipe isn't exactly meant to be served as an appetizer, but if your child DOES decide to taste it, at least you won't have to call poison control.
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Make Good Choices.

Make good choices

What an encouraging phrase. Not only was she reminding me to do the right thing – by saying it just that way, she was implying she trusted me to do so.
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Too much homework?

Too much homework?

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Links for Parents and Educators: August, 2012

Links for Parents and Educators: August, 2012

Every so often, I like to collect cool links I find. Here are some of the best I've seen. DO follow me on Twitter, and on Facebook - I'm constantly posting interesting stuff there, too.
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The Hoboken Effect: Teens & drunk drivers.

The Hoboken Effect: Teens & drunk drivers.

Call it The Hoboken Effect, or The Amnesty Effect. Either way, the idea is to keep your teen safe from drunk, or otherwise addled drivers.
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When the student becomes the teacher.

When the student becomes the teacher.

Mom: can we just have a do-over?
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Seven Not-So-Scary Creative Costumes

Seven Not-So-Scary Creative Costumes

.. That require little crafting, talent, skills, or time (but make you LOOK like you have all of the above.)
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